Tesla have received another lawsuit from a disgruntled owner. The Model 3 owner, Jose Alvarez Toledo, is filing the lawsuit for the EVs “phantom braking” in the District Court for the Northern District of California.
Toledo received his Model 3 in January 2021 and has claimed that since owning the car he has had issues with unexpected and sudden braking. He says that the car “suddenly engaged the brakes and reduced his speed by about half.”
Toledo explained in his complaint:
“When the sudden unintended braking defect occurs, they turn what is supposed to be a safety feature into a frightening and dangerous nightmare,”
The solicitors acting for Toledo, Bursor & Fisher, are arguing that Tesla knowingly sold the vehicles with the phantom braking problem. Bursor & Fisher are aiming to get $5 million in compensation for Toledo. According to a report by Reuters, they are also trying to find any other owners who have had similar problems.
Another part of the complaint is that they believe this issue should be covered by Tesla’s basic warranty which covers repairs and maintenance for four years or 50,000 miles. They go on to explain in the complaint that Tesla have not recalled any of these vehicles, or even given Toledo an opportunity for a repair or replacement.